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Re: SRSG v. DC-RSG
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Original poster: "Dr. Resonance" <resonance@xxxxxxxxxx>
The caps won't explode if you use Erms x 3. Cheat on this a bit and they
might fail or explode.
Also, use a safety gap.
Resonance Research Corporation
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Subject: SRSG v. DC-RSG
> Original poster: "Daniel A. Kline" <daniel_kline@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Hi All,
> For the first time in several years, I'm about to add a rotary spark-gap
> to a system. The last time I used a rotary spark-gap, it was
> asynchronous, and didn't work well with the setup I had.
> This time I'm using a 1.5KVA potential xformer at 14.4kV, and I'll be
> testing Maxwell caps and MMC configurations to see which is best for
> this particular coil.
> I'm wondering if I should try a variable break-rate rotary-gap on a DC
> motor, or if I should try a synchronous rotary-gap.
> The reason I ask is because I had a cap explode when using an
> asynchronous rotary-gap, and I'm concerned that the same thing might
> happen if, while testing, I'm continuously varying the break-rate using
> the DC-motor rotary-gap.
> I have DC motor handy, and I don't have a sync motor yet, but I've been
> wanting an angle-grinder for a while now, so it wouldn't take much
> convincing for me to go out and get one for machining the appropriate
> AC-motor armature ;)
> Also, does anyone know of a decent tachometer circuit I can use in
> conjunction with the DC-motor in case I go that route?
> Dan K.